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Posted on Mar 8, 2015 in Counseling, Depression, News, Therapy

Depression: A “Black Dog”

Depression can be compared to a “black dog” that is always there, showing up to make life miserable. Depression affects more than 350 million people, of all ages, worldwide. Some of the signs of depression include: Feelings of hopelessness No interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed Irritability, edginess Loss of concentration and focus Loss of appetite or overeating, unrelated to an eating disorder Suicidal attempts or thoughts Aches, pains In the world today, depression is the number one cause of disability. Even though this condition is so common, there is still stigma surrounding it. Many people are afraid to seek help for fear of someone finding out or not understanding. Treatments for depression can include: Talk therapy Medications Regular Exercise Keeping a mood journal Need more help? There is help for those suffering from depression. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a free 20 minute consultation to discuss your situation. The therapists at Agor Behavioral Health Services are ready to help! Schedule an appointment by calling 630-621-5824 or send...

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